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Golden Gran Fondo

The popular Golden Gran Fondo has moved from a late-summer event to June 23, featuring 78-, 63-, and 20-mile routes, a timed climb up Lookout Mountain for all groups, and a finish line party in Parfet Park in downtown Golden, CO. Click here to register today!

The Course

The Golden Gran Fondo will take racers on a historic Rocky Mountain circuit. The start of the event traces the route of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge up Lookout Mountain. The course then continues it’s tracing of historical bicycle racing with a long climb towards the continental divide and some of the same roads used in the Coors Classic and featured in the movie American Flyers (Kevin Costner’s classic cycling film that was set in Golden).

Cyclist at the Golden Gran Fondo

Rocky Mountain cyclists know finding water, food, and bathrooms are some of the biggest challenges to riding the best mountain routes. With fully-stocked and staffed aid stations – including bathroom facilities – the Golden Gran Fondo makes a challenging, mountainous route with 9,000 feet of climbing accessible.

Gran Fondo National Series

Part of the Gran Fondo National Series (GFNS), the Golden Gran Fondo offers timed-segment racing for riders who choose to push themselves or compete with others. Instead of a start-to-finish time, riders’ competitive results are based on their combined times through specific timed segments. This award-winning format provides cyclists with the ability to regroup with friends, stop at aid stations, and enjoy the incredible views without worrying about the pressure of losing time.

Wildlife spotting at the Golden Gran Fondo

As with all GFNS events, there are multiple ways for cyclists to win at the Golden Gran Fondo. In addition to overall men’s and women’s winners, there will be age group competitions and a team competition. Riders don’t have to compete to win, though. All riders are eligible for valuable raffle prizes at the finish line party, including a 4-night stay at Garda Bike Hotel in Italy, a pair of Shimano S-Phyre cycling shoes, a Wahoo Fitness smart trainer, BikeFlights travel voucher, and much more.

Come out and ride a fun and challenging route through the mountains on June 23. The Golden Gran Fondo is a classic Colorado event that has something for everyone.

This is a 2019 Gran Fondo National Series event. Fully stocked aid stations to keep you going. Ride with your friends, Race with your friends!


This event is open to all from beginner to elite. To advocate for and promote youth cycling, any rider under 23 may register for $23. Riders under 23 can register by using the coupon code U23@GFNS (note: all riders will show photo ID at check in).

Choose from three route options:

Gran  78 miles – $140 ($160 after June 14)

Medio 63 miles – $120 ($140 after June 14)

Piccolo  20 miles – $85 ($110 after June 14)

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What does the price of your entry include?

>100% of your GFNS entry fee toward a Haute Route entry fee

>Four Chip Timed Sections (requires over $100,000 in contracted timing equipment). Click here to see the course map and timed sections. 

golden gran fondo scenery

>Traffic control

>Fully stocked aid stations with energy product and food

>Post-race food, beverage, and entertainment

>Goody-bag with various swag items

>Finisher medal for all Gran Route Finishers

>Awards for age-group placement

>Chance to win raffle prizes at post event raffle

>The enjoyment of riding an amazing cycling route!

Packet pick up:  (Pick up on Saturday to avoid the race day morning rush)

Saturday Registration 6/22/19, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM; TBA

Sunday Event 6/23/19, 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM;   Parfet Park 719 10th St Golden, CO 80401

Golden Gran Fondo poster

Event Details


Sunday, June 28, 2020


08:00am - 02:00pm


Parfet Park Golden, CO
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